We spent a glorious four months of warm winter weather in the South and now it’s time to spread our wings and fly. Where better to start than a Walmart?
We don’t like long travel days and instead opt for more travels days with shorter durations. 150 miles today to the FL Panhandle and 150 miles tomorrow to visit family near Montgomery Alabama!
Our style of travel has evolved a lot since we hit the road over a year ago. We used to travel long days and only stay in RV Parks, preferably with Full Hookups. We always had reservations and every aspect was planned. Now we just kind of fly by the seat of our pants. When we got up this morning, we had no idea where we were going. We weren’t sure if we were going to head North to Tifton or West to the Panhandle. I think I enjoy this style, it’s much easier to plan! We do have a general idea of where we are going, but being more flexible with accommodations now gives us room to stop at Cracker Barrel or a National Forest!
This is only our second stay at a Walmart, but it seems to be very popular with RVers. We came in pretty early because of the timezone change and we were not the first ones here for the night.
Not all Walmarts accommodate travelers so it’s best to call ahead and speak with the manager. They can tell you where to park and if they have any specific rules. When you stay at a Walmart you shouldn’t treat it like camping. We keep our slide in and we don’t put out any chairs or grill outside. It’s just a convenient overnight stop and an easy way to get our grocery shopping done!
Have you stayed at a Walmart or other store on the road? How was your experience? Any tips for those f us that don’t do it often? Leave a comment below!